Author Archives: Sasha

Heartbleed security vulnerability

I hadn’t been paying much attention to the Heartbleed vulnerability, but a colleague talked me through it and I thought I’d share what I learned. By way of background, Mashable calls the Heartbleed bug “one of the biggest security threats … Continue reading

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The ties that bind us

I’m OK with grumpy and tough, with funny and jolly. I’m OK with hard-edged and soft, warm and cool, clever and obtuse, quick and slow, brassy and classy. You can laugh or cry – or not – that’s all fine … Continue reading

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Death by a thousand (or 5) screens

At one of the entrances to Grand Central station, the MTA has erected a new screen with track times for upcoming trains. It’s great – brightly lit, easy to read from far away, it saves people from rushing and crowding … Continue reading

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Maybe the dragon isn’t the problem

I just walked past a smiling blind woman – blond, straight hair, in her 30s and dressed for spring – walking down a crowded 5th Avenue street in rush hour. She and her golden lab guide dog were perfectly synchronized, … Continue reading

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Interior – Zindua, Day

Every moment, every day, with every decision big and small you have the chance to blend in or to stand out, to tell your story or keep it to yourself. Take Ken Oloo’s business card for example.  Ken is a … Continue reading

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Tactics, tactics, tactics

“Tell me which lines to draw, which numbers to paint, which tool to use, which step comes next!” “Help me find all the small places I can adjust, without changing me.” No, no. Changing you intentions, changing your mental model, … Continue reading

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Give Impact Investing Time and Space to Develop

Note: this piece originally appeared on the HBR Blog. Impact investing has captured the world’s imagination. Just six years after the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term, the sector is booming. An estimated 250 funds are actively raising capital in a … Continue reading

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Hiring a World-Class Marketer and Storyteller

What could be better than hiring the right person for a transformative job, one that allows them to use their skills, their passion, their energy and their knowledge to change the world? I’m looking for someone to run all of … Continue reading

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Daschund in the Wild

For no other reason than that we all need a laugh…a 30-second video I shot, with all due apologies to Allastair Fothergill and his team. (yes, that’s one of my two dogs, Stella.  And yes, that’s me narrating.  No idea … Continue reading

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Another Hero I’ve Never Met

I recently had a powerful conversation with a friend about humility and arrogance.  We talked about the danger and allure of arrogance, how blinding it is and how much it keeps us from seeing each other’s humanity. “Sometimes,” my friend … Continue reading

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